Originally Posted by dc-ohio
North deals and auction starts
any reasonable way to find 7?
I actually like 7S after 5D. As south, you have controls in everything, and absolutely no trump losers. The biggest issue is if they lead a heart through you prematurely, or they get an opening club ruff. With AKxxxx, you can likely set up the suit, unless pard has xxx in clubs, and they fail to break. Even then, you still have a few chances with a club-heart squeeze. I'd say 7 is probably >50%, even with an opening heart lead.
Once you think you have a good shot for a grand slam, its better to go fast here imo, since you know pretty much what both you and your partner have. You could also cue-bid 6
, trying to induce 7
X down a lot, but I think your odds are good enough with the grand that its just worth bidding it here.